The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics

Передняя обложка
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 21 мар. 2017 г. - Всего страниц: 308
This acclaimed biography of 19th century scientist Gregor Mendel is “a fascinating tale of the strange twists and ironies of scientific progress” (Publishers Weekly).
 
A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
 
In The Monk in the Garden, award-winning author Robin Marantz Henig vividly chronicles the birth of genetics, a field that continues to challenge the way we think about life itself. Tending to his pea plants in a monastery garden, the Moravian monk Gregor Mendel discovered the foundational principles of genetic inheritance. But Mendel’s work was ignored during his lifetime, even though it answered the most pressing questions raised by Charles Darwin's revolutionary book, On the Origin of Species.
 
Thirty-five years after his death, Mendel’s work was saved from obscurity when three scientists from three different countries nearly simultaneously dusted off his groundbreaking paper and finally recognized its profound significance. From the perplexing silence that greeted his discovery to his ultimate canonization as the father of genetics, Henig presents a tale filled with intrigue, jealousy, and a healthy dose of bad timing. Though little is known about Mendel’s life, she "has done a remarkable job of fleshing out the myth with what few facts there are" (Washington Post Book World).
 

Отзывы - Написать отзыв

LibraryThing Review

Пользовательский отзыв  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A thouroughly enjoyable biography of the monk who quietly moved into history by discovering the principles of genetic inheritance in a monastery garden. Читать весь отзыв

LibraryThing Review

Пользовательский отзыв  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

A thouroughly enjoyable biography of the monk who quietly moved into history by discovering the principles of genetic inheritance in a monastery garden. Читать весь отзыв

Избранные страницы

Содержание

In the Glasshouse
Southern Exposure
Between Science and
Breakdown in Vienna
Back to the Garden
Crossings
First Harvest
Eves Homunculus
The Silence
My Time Will Come
Synchronicity
The Monks Bulldog
A Death in Oxford
Inventing Mendelism
A Statue in Mendelplatz
Acknowledgments

The Flowering of Darwinism
Garden Reflections
Full Moon in February

Другие издания - Просмотреть все

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения

Об авторе (2017)

Robin Marantz Henig is the author of seven books. The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Found Genius of Gregor Mendel was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Библиографические данные